Chin᾿s Butterfly Gallery
CHIN'S BUTTERFLY GALLERY ~ LIFE HISTORY ~ CATERPILLARS

Papilio memnon agenor


Troides helena cerberus


Pachliopta aristolochiae

Troides aeacus thomsonii
Graphium agamemnon
Lexias pardalis dirtea
Moth caterpillar


Moth caterpillar


Moth caterpillar


Arhopala pseudocentaurus nakula


Atlas Moth larvae

Atlas Moth larva
SOME BUTTERFLY AND MOTH CATERPILLARS ... Like the adult butterflies, caterpillars have a wide variety of colour patterns, and they are just as interesting to observe, especially in the context of their life history. I have put together here some photographs taken in nature of caterpillars that I had not been able to breed out to document their life history. I wish to thank Mohd Fairus Jalil for identifying some of the papilionid
species here. I have included some moth caterpillars to show the variety in form and colour of the larval stages of lepidopterans. If you can identify any of the unnamed species, I would be happy to hear from you. Click on a thumbnail image to view the larger photo. The photo opens in a new window. You can go on to the NEXT photo in the new window. Close that window to return to this page.
THIS PAGE REVISED ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2018. COPYRIGHT © CHIN FAH SHIN